I know I’ve said this many, many times, but I am constantly amazed at how much there is to learn and how many different ways there are to learn. As the two or three of you who read this know, I messed up my back pretty good almost two weeks ago. My gym activity for most of that time was very light cardio and some stretching. I realized the other day that I have actually lost three pounds since the day I messed up my back. In thinking about how that happened I realized that, quite simply, I wasn’t eating as much. I knew I wasn’t burning as many calories so I just really cut down on my between meal snacking. Mainly nuts. In doing this I realized that I was probably eating more out of habit than hunger a lot of the time.
I read a technique, although I don’t remember where I read it. Basically all it consists of is waiting. When you want a snack, wait 10 minutes. If you are still hungry at that point, eat away. That way you aren’t eating strictly out of habit or boredom. Listen to what your body really wants. I know we all try to do that, but I think that a big part of life is learning how to listen to all of the things that our body is telling us.
Also, this morning was my triumphant return to my usual workouts. It was an upper body workout and I felt pretty good. I made it through fine. Tomorrow is lower body, so we’ll see how that goes. I feel much better, but I’m still not 100%. I don’t have to deadlift for two more workouts. Tomorrow’s power move is squats, but there is some other stuff, too. I’m actually more worried about some of that stuff than the squats. I’ll take it easy if I have to. I’ll let you know how it goes. I will not re-injure myself.